British Columbia

Power restored to thousands after car crash bent hydro pole

BC Hydro restored power just after 8 a.m.

Power restored just after 8 a.m.

The driver of the sedan lost control on King George Boulevard, sending the vehicle straight into a power pole. (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC)

Power has been restored to thousands of BC Hydro customers in Surrey after it was knocked out by a car crashing into a hydro pole Thursday night. 

The vehicle struck and bent the post on King George Boulevard near 78 Avenue just before 10 p.m. PT. 

Power to homes and businesses near 78 Avenue and King George Boulevard was out for most of the night. (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC)

BC Hydro said the accident caused a power outage in the surrounding neighbourhood which initially affected more than 3,000 customers.

Crews were on scene overnight fixing the damaged structure.